Beyond Bordeaux 2022 – too many?

Perspective shot of Promontory vine master Jesus Villa

It's that time again, when the Bordeaux wine trade tries to sell as much non-bordeaux as possible. But is the scheduling sensible?

This September’s releases on the Place de Bordeaux of wines other than bordeaux are now well under way, so in order to make the notes available as quickly as possible this introduction will be brief. The Beyond Bordeaux tastings in London – arranged by négociant CVBG – have been held for several years to introduce these latest releases. While I understand and appreciate the appeal of this sales mechanism for both producer and the Place, the proliferation of...